According to The Irish Daily Star newspaper (via Paisley Gates), Liverpool could consider a loan move for Georginio Wijnaldum this summer.
As per the report, Liverpool are adamant in their interest to sign Jude Bellingham but Borussia Dortmund are not willing to sell the youngster in 2022. As a result, there are whispers that the club could bring back the former Liverpool midfielder on loan from Paris Saint Germain.
There is no doubt that the surprising return of Wijnaldum to Anfield would be something Jurgen Klopp would love, as the German manager has always held the Dutch midfielder in high regard.
Klopp hailed the 31-year-old star “sensational” ahead of what was Wijnaldum’s last game at Anfield with his contract expiration looming back in 2021:
“Gini’s character is out of the question: he is a sensational guy, completely committed to the team and the club until the last day, and we’ll see when it will be.”
An extension on the midfield maestro’s contract was not meant to be and Wijnaldum joined PSG on a free transfer picking up a salary of £180k-per-week this season, but his time at the French club has been a disaster from start to finish over the last 12 months.
The Dutchman has scored three goals and contributed three assists in his 38 appearances in all competition for PSG, but was cruelly voted ‘Ligue One flop of the season’ after he failed to establish a consistent role and position in the team over his first season, something that Mauricio Pochettino should potentially take some blame for.
Despite his problems in France, Wijnaldum rarely failed to offer hard work and effectiveness when deployed in the Liverpool team playing a vital role in the side’s first-ever Premier League title win and eventually ended his tenure at the club branded as a “legend” and “the architect of our success” by the Reds boss.
With that being said, it wouldn’t be the worst idea for FSG to bolster the midfield this summer with a player who has experience in the team and can make an instant impact ahead of their pursuit of Bellingham next summer.